iOS 11: How to Screen Record with Audio on iPhone

With iOS 11 or later on iPhone, you can record your iPhone’s screen. But the ability to screen record with sound is pretty hidden. So the good news is that screen recording on iPhone with iOS 11 does have sound, you just have to turn it on from within Control Center. If you add Screen Recording to Control Center in iOS 11 on iPhone, you can quickly record your screen. An iPhone screen recording will record in-app sounds by default (if your iPhone's ringer is on). But you can choose to also record your voice during the screen recording. iOS 11 makes recording your iPhone screen easy; for step-by-step details, read How to Record your iPhone Screen. In this article, we’ll go over how to screen record with sound on your iPhone.

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This article focuses on how to screen record with sound on your iPhone, but let’s quickly recap how to record your iPhone screen. To record your iPhone screen, you need to add Screen Recording to Control Center. This will only work with an iPhone running iOS 11 or later. To add Screen Recording to Control Center, open the Settings app, tap Control Center, and select Customize Controls. Then tap the green circle next to Screen Recording. Now you can record your screen; however, by default, your iPhone will record the screen without any external sounds. If you want your iPhone to also record sound during the screen capture, use the how-to below to record both your iPhone’s screen and audio.

Screen Recording Audio: The Fine Points

This is a very important part of recording your screen with sound, because we need to clarify what you mean by sound.

  • If you want to record your voice while screen recording on iPhone, you want the Microphone turned on (*Note that this will also record in-app sounds).
  • If you only want to record the sounds of an app, you want the Microphone turned off but your iPhone’s ringer turned on.
  • If you turn the Microphone off and have your ringer off (silent), the screen recording will also be silent.

Got it? Okay, cool. Now then, to record your screen along with sound (bullet point #1 above), then continue reading. It’s also good to note that the Screen Recording function will remember how you set your Microphone Audio for future recordings. But you can always use the how-to below to turn the audio off if needed.

How to Record Sound when Recording Your Screen

  • Open Control Center.
  • 3D Touch or long press the Screen Record icon.
  • You’ll see Microphone Audio. Tap to turn it on (or off).
  • Tap Start Recording.  

How to Record Sound when Recording Your Screen with iOS 11 on iPhoneHow to Record Sound when Recording Your Screen with iOS 11 on iPhone

It will count down from three and then begin recording the screen and your voice or any other “real world” audio. Once you stop recording your screen, the screen capture will automatically save to your Photos album.

 

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.